By: Daniel Nsubuga
Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre has named his final 23 man squad ahead of the CHAN championships to be kicked off on January 13th in Morocco.
Vipers SC midfielder Tom Masiko and young KCCA left back Mustafa Kiiza are the unlucky members out of the 25 man contingent.
Police FC’s Rahmat Senfuka and Bright Star’s Seif Batte are this term’s gate crashers having not been given any chance by many for they did not take part in the qualification campaign neither were they part of the CECAFA /COSAFA contingent.
Uganda premier league champions KCCA FC have taken the lion’s share of slots with 8 players, Vipers SC with 5, SC Villa 3, Express FC 1, Bright stars, Police FC and Proline with 2 each.
The full squad
Ochan Benjamin (KCCA FC), Ismael Watenga ( Vipers SC) , Saidi Keni (Proline FC)
Nicholas Wadada (Vipers SC) , Joseph Nsubuga (SC Villa) , Timothy Awany (KCCA FC) , Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa), Mustapha Mujjuzi (Mujuzi Mustapha) , Aggrey Madoi (Police FC) , Isaac Muleme (KCCA FC)
Milton Karisa ( Vipers SC) Paul Mucurezi (KCCA FC) , Allan Kyambadde (SC Villa) , Seif Batte (Bright Stars Fc) , Rahmat Senfuka ( Police FC), Abubaker Kasule (Express FC) , Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Moses Waisswa (Vipers SC) , Saddam Juma (KCCA FC) , Muzamil Mutyaba (KCCA FC)
Shaban Muhammad (KCCA FC) Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA FC), Nelson Senkatuka (Bright stars fc)
The cranes will open up the Championships against the Chipolopolo of Zambia on January 14.